Ms. Startex

Ms Startex

On October 26, 2011 teenagers searching for scrap metal found human remains in a wooded area along Highway 290 behind a home in the Startex Mill Village, Spartanburg, South Carolina. The remains were skeletonized and not recognizable. Dr. Suzanne Able, a forensic anthropologist from the Charleston County Coroner’s Office called to examine the remains, determined the deceased was a 40-55 year-old White / Caucasian female who stood 5’5” tall. She had short reddish-brown hair. Her ears had been pierced at least once, and a gold stem with a red stone earring was found by the side of the head. Investigators called to the scene found evidence that she was killed before her body was hidden under debris.

NamUs ID: UP9422
Date Body Found: October 26, 2011
Race: White / Caucasian
Gender: Female
Estimated Age: 40-55
Estimated PMI: 2-10 years
Location: Spartanburg, SC

Agency of Jurisdiction
Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office; Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
Rick A. Ellis, Coroner’s Investigator
[email protected]

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Status: Research in Progress

Image Credit: Carl Koppelman

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Last Updated: January 11, 2023

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May 11, 2020